For those of you who are already bored with the fact that Kim Kardashian posed nude again even after saying that she wouldn’t, there was also an editorial feature to go along with those pics.
Kim doesn’t use filters on her selfies: “I’m not really a filter person,” and that she doesn’t generally use them when she publishes her many selfies. As she talks, I notice that her skin, which is the golden color of whiskey, is free of wrinkles, crow’s feet, laugh lines, blemishes, freckles, moles, under-eye circles, scars, errant eyebrow hairs or human flaws of any kind.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians: She has called it “the best family movie ever,” never mind the rampant speculation, in early 2013, that season 9 would be her last. I’m surprised to hear that they still enjoy the process, since your typical American family would no longer be on speaking terms. “We’re kind of obsessed with each other,” she explains.
The paparazzi: “Literally every single day there’s about ten cars of paparazzi literally waiting outside our homes…You just have to not care. You just have to say, ‘This is our life, and it is what it is.’ All my friends tell me the world could be coming to an end, and I’m always so calm.”
Her 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries: “It’s just one of those life lessons that you have to learn, and it’s OK.”
Why she documents everything? “There’s nothing we can do that’s not documented, so why not look your best, and amazing?”
Selfies: “My makeup artist said to me the other day, ‘You haven’t taken a selfie in a while,’” Kardashian says, as the afternoon slides into evening and the light turns magic-hour blue. To remedy this, she posted one of herself in full makeup and a white terrycloth robe, with the literal caption, “It’s been a while since I’ve taken a selfie.” It garnered more than a half-a-million likes. Selfies have been on her mind lately. She is putting together a collection of her oeuvre, called Selfish, to be published by Rizzoli in the spring. She has spent hours sifting through her vast, meticulously organized digital archive. “The book company edited them, and I was like, ‘Wait a minute! There are like 300 here that you’re not adding!’” she says. I remark that I am surprised she can remember and differentiate among a bunch of near-identical photos of her face. She can, she says; she is organizing them chronologically, dating them by what she wore to specific events. “I know what I wore, what accessories I wore, where I was, who I was with,” she tells me. “I remember everything.” Her mind, it seems, traps the minutiae most of us forget. For her, though, it’s not minutiae; it’s her life, and her life is her career.
Whether she would exist without social media: “I don’t think so…” she says, slowly, then reconsiders. “I don’t think social media was that heavy when we started our show, but I think we really evolved with social media… I love sharing my world with people,” Kardashian tells me, and I detect no hint of falseness. “That’s just who I am.”